From July 26 to November 30, the exhibition Direct from Antarctica and the Arctic to Incheon Airport, co-organized by the Arts Council Korea (ARKO), Korea Polar Research Institute, and Incheon International Airport Corporation, will be on display at Incheon International Airport.
The exhibition presents seven installations and media works by artists who participated in the polar residency program organized by ARKO and Korea Polar Research Institute. Seungyoung Kim, Cho Kwang-hee, Sejin Kim, Ji Hye Yeom, Kwang-Ju Son, Junghwa Lee, and Kiwon Hong capture the polar landscapes they saw during their residencies in Antarctica and the Arctic. Seungyoung Kim shows a white night scene of Antarctica with flags waving, while Cho Kwang-hee captures the sights and sounds of ice melting in Antarctica. Sejin Kim created a fiction about the imaginary territory of “G,” and Ji Hye Yeom overlayed images of Casper, a little ghost, and seals playing on top of images taken in Antarctica to reveal the politics of space. Also, artists Kwang-Ju Son, Junghwa Lee, and Kiwon Hong created video works to showcase their research in Antarctica and the Arctic during their residencies.
Furthermore, the media/digital art exhibition In Sync will be held at Incheon international Airport from July 20 to October 22, providing a variety of attractions for foreign tourists during the period of intensive cultural events.
Alternative Space Loop will present the exhibition Hidden+Lost-Tracing Sound from August 25 to September 24. The exhibition is an artist exchange project on contemporary music between Korea and Germany, organized by Alternative Space Loop and Goethe-Institut Korea, as part of the ‘2023 Bilateral International Collaboration Program for Arts & Culture.’ As such, the exhibition will feature sound installations by composer Peter Gahn (b. 1970), as well as five live events featuring Korean musicians and sound artists.
Peter’s works that form the centerpiece of the exhibition are <Of Opening the Space I> (2017-2018) and <De-escalating Skies I > (2017-2018), both of which are based on field-recorded sounds from the outdoors. < Of Opening the Space I > (2017-2018) combines sound walks from the gates of Nuremberg’s city wall gates to an empty lot in the center of the city that once housed a synagogue destroyed by Nazis, with the sounds of an organ and turning pages of books by Jewish authors such as Walter Benjamin and Franz Werfel. < De-escalating Skies I > (2017-2018) begins with a sound walk along the military installations built in the Lower Rhine region in western West Germany during the Cold War. Also, it was followed by the sounds of oil pipelines being welded and the noise of jets flying overhead. The two works are enhanced by photographer Jan Lemitz and lighting designer Gareth Green.
In addition to the opening concert on August 25, there will be live events such as concerts and performances by various Korean musicians on September 2, 9, and 23. It can be reserved at the link below.
ELEPHANTSPACE is pleased to present Spin-off, an exhibition by Song Min Jung, Oh Joo Young, and CO/EX (Kim Ju Won, An Cho Rong) from August 18 to September 8.
“Spin-off” is a media term that refers to a new work based on a character or setting in a movie or drama. The exhibition interrogates the principle of spin-off, in which multiple stories are derived and scattered from a single source, in relation to contemporary narrative spaces, such as narratives generated by artificial intelligence and constantly updated timelines on social media.
In Song Min Jung’s < Scene > (2022), viewers can see stories and videos on a cell phone. In this work, the viewer’s point becomes the starting point of the narrative, and the narrative never converges into a single ending but repeats infinitely. < Astral Embrace: Echoes of Cryptic Affections > (2023) by Oh Joo Young is a visual novel game created by artists in collaboration with intelligence systems GPT -4 and Dall-E. The main character and the development of the story in the game change according to the choices made in the video, which is said to be inspired by the creation process of an AI. In CO/EX’s < Charlie, Echo, Triestero > (2020), unlike the previous two works which actively used the media environment, we can see postcards exchanged over 60-day period between two artists, who play Charlie and Echo, respectively. The improvised narratives based on the content of the previous postcard are combined with the mobility of the postcard medium to convey a sense of fluidity rather than fixity.